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Washington Park Playfield

Address: 1017 Lake Washington Blvd E, 98112 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.


Washington Park Playfield is located in the Washington Park Arboretum.



By 1909 a baseball field had been established on a fill across the ravine, the sloping sides of which formed natural bleachers for the popular sport. The field was expanded with additional filling in 1929 (including Madison Street bridge area) and a shelterhouse was built. (Original Arboretum plans were to develop a rose garden in the playfield area but community protest resulted in a modification of the Arboretum Agreement.)

(Edited from the files of Don Sherwood, 1916-1981, Park Historian.)

To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.


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